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03/08/22

Retweetd From HegartyMaths Team

Efforts by students at Harris Academy Greenwich have resulted in Super School awards in two different categories including a Gold for video watch time! Well done all! https://t.co/QH1hrmOLZd

19/07/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation Music

For we want to spotlight . were the first school to receive a grant from RTM. The department is thriving and our ‘Battle of the Bands 2022’ winners are testament to the impact of that funding. https://t.co/6AvCyPfxAJ

16/07/22

And that's a wrap on HAGR Careers Week 2022. Our year 12s participated in a day of networking, inspiration sessions and planning for their futures. Thank you to all of the individuals and companies involved!#careers https://t.co/Vw995LbcRl

16/07/22

Retweetd From Junior Johnson

Spent the day at being inspired by bright young things. well done and wishing Yr12s a great summer... https://t.co/qHIU5pqw6E

14/07/22

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers for delivering our annual 'Industry Insights' sessions this week. With over 30 sessions attended during the 2-day event, our year 10 and 12 students have been truly inspired by your passion and determination. https://t.co/xdYzOf4cLr

30/06/22

Retweetd From Haimo Primary School

What an incredible day! Thank you and your amazing sports leaders! We had the best time! A big well done to the KS1 blue team and KS2 green team- sports day winners! More pictures to follow… https://t.co/cukPPlZwyT

30/06/22

Retweetd From Ayo Oyelola

Going back to my sixth form to introduce year 7s/8s to American football and have great conversations with the year 12s was a great experience. Hope they had as much fun as I did! https://t.co/esmsjAQ74q

30/06/22

Yesterday we had a great visit from 2017 sixth-form alumnus Ayo, who now plays for . Students loved discovering Ayo's journey and honing their skills. Photo Credit: Kyle Hemsley https://t.co/cSi7hdRYbL

29/06/22

Our writing competition winners on their trip to the Terrible Thames by the crew. What a great morning! https://t.co/Z3plsYELHq

29/05/22

Congratulations to the year 9 football team who won the Harris Federation Cup, beating the competition 4-1. Congratulations to all those involved. https://t.co/8gt60NILMM

14/05/22

We are thrilled to have you onboard and appreciate your commitment to our community.

08/05/22

Retweetd From Mr M. Ismail

Thank you to Mr Keely, Principal of for taking the time to show me around his ‘Outstanding’ school. It was great to see so many engaged and enthused students completely engrossed in their learning. The english lesson on Macbeth was 👌 https://t.co/tenoV8dZxx

05/05/22

We are excited to announce our 'Outstanding' rating in our most recent inspection. We couldn't be prouder of our staff, students and the local community. Click the link to read the full report: https://t.co/tsGD5932cW

04/05/22

Retweetd From Exec Head, George McMillan

Incredibly proud of my staff and students and in particular the brilliant Principal, Ben Keely. World Class School twice in a row and now Ofsted Outstanding twice in a row too. Sustainable work / life balance in a very happy school. Next for too! https://t.co/lviafx4OEu

24/03/22

Retweetd From Aimhigher London

A huge thank you to the KS3 learners from who joined us for a Buddies session yesterday, & for their great comments & questions. https://t.co/07q3JijmJ0

24/03/22

Retweetd From Upskill Me

Yesterday, the Law Society students at conducted their first to a Jury made up of industry expert volunteers. We advocate for approaches, like our Law Society mock trial to help students practice skills https://t.co/ekJ09BGeAG

24/03/22

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Thank you to the team for hosting our today; we appreciate you! 🏏☀️ https://t.co/skTtqzNciL

23/03/22

Retweetd From Upskill Me

Today students from will be holding their Mock Trial 🧑‍⚖️ This event has been supported by our Law Society, in partnership with and we cannot wait to see all the students’ hard work come to life!

18/03/22

This week our students visited the over 60s at MPCC. They helped out with teas and coffees and discussed the Ukrainian crisis. They represented the school well! https://t.co/WGNUxNBM7m

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Literacy

L1

We recognise that for our pupils to lead happy and successful lives with a broad range of opportunities they must be literate. However, we acknowledge that literacy is not simply ‘ability to read and write’ but goes further. Literacy also encompasses the cultural references pupil need to read widely, the resilience needed to meet the demands of challenging texts in exams and beyond, alongside a vast vocabulary to decode texts and express themselves. Ultimately, we recognise that literacy is a broad term for the multiple skills and knowledge which pupils need to be fluent readers, writers and speakers.

We also recognise that being literate in one discipline is different to another. With this in mind, at HAGR we don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach to policy around literacy. Instead, each subject area receive training to design curriculum and lessons which teach the necessary literacy skills to succeed in their discipline. We firmly believe that literacy is not a stand-alone issue: it is a multi-faceted issue with many challenges; it takes excellent curriculum design; excellent teaching and learning; targeted intervention and cross-curricular effort to ensure our pupils have the tools to succeed.

Rationale

HAGR’s literacy policy has been informed by recent research led by The Education Endowment Foundation’s ‘Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools’, research endorsed by The National Literacy Trust. It is also informed by the work of Alex Quigley’s The Vocabulary Gap, Doug Lemov’s Reading Reconsidered and Daniel Willingham’s The Reading Mind.

The two literacy priorities for this academic year:

  1. A broad and ambitious reading curriculum at KS3
  2. All pupils will participate in Morning Readingthree times a week where
    • rich texts will be read with their teachers to improve reading fluency and promote reading for pleasure and a culture of scholarship.
    • A reading for pleasure programme promoted through lessons, staff, assemblies and Morning Reading will guide students to select books and train staff to advise in children’s literature.
    • Increasing the lending of library books through investment in the library paired with introduction of reading corners and areas where students can read outside of one room.
       

 

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  1. Provide targeted vocabulary instruction in every subject
    • We think hard about the end points for each subject and map out the tier 2 and 3 vocabulary which needs to be specified in curriculum and explicitly taught to pupils.
    • Knowledge organisers and curriculum resources develop vocabulary acquisition.
    • Continuing to create opportunities for students to voice their ideas beyond the classroom, use a breadth of vocabulary and present themselves in a range of formal settings to develop oracy.

 

 

 

 

L3

 

  1. Prioritise 'disciplinary literacy' across the curriculum. 
    • Simply put, literacy is not a bolt-on. Instead we think hard about what it means to be literate in each discipline/subject and build the necessary skills into our curriculum. We also recognise the gaps in pupil literacy and continue to develop curriculum to bridge these gaps.
    • The teaching and learning blueprint will incorporate high leverage teaching techniques to improve literacy instruction and training will support this
    • The curriculum vision incorporates the literacy strategy and training puts the honus on each discipline to create well-designed schemes of work to develop literacy within their subject

 

 

 

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